Railway left frustrated by bad weather

Two postponements in four days have left in-form Harrogate Railway frustrated as they bid to climb the NCEL Premier Division standings.

Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 11:00 am
Jordan Hendrie hurdles a challenge during Harrogate Railway's defeat to Rainworth Miners Welfare in October. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Paul Beesley’s men have been in fine fettle of late, winning four of their last five games, but last Saturday’s home clash with Hemsworth and Tuesday’s trip to Staveley both fell foul of the weather.

“It’s a bit frustrating, and I just hope it doesn’t affect our form,” Beesley said.

“When you’re playing well and winning you just want the games to keep coming thick and fast, so the two postponements came at a really bad time.

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“The lads are feeling confident at the moment, enjoying their football and just keen to get out and play. I really hope that this weekend’s fixture with Rainworth is on, because if we go much longer without a game then we are going to lose our sharpness.”

The Locomotives currently sit 17th in the Premier Division table, but have a number of games in hand most of the sides above them.

Their next scheduled clash sees them entertain 18th-placed Rainworth Miners Welfare at Station View on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.

“We lost 3-0 to Rainworth in a midweek game back in October, and really we should have got something that night,” Beesley added.

“With that in mind, we feel like we owe them one and want to put that result right on Saturday.

“They’ve lost their top-scorer [Aaron Moxam] since we last played them so they’re a different team now. I’m expecting our lads to deliver three points this weekend.”